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Monday swim -- 4000 // Mt Lemmon climb

Posted By: KP
Date: Tuesday, 25 March 2008, at 8:46 a.m.

Monday morning - I woke up at 4:29am, just before my scheduled wake up call came at 4:30. After a minute of waiting next to the phone for my 'alarm' I was freed up to get moving. I grabbed my Monsy bisquit and made the camp coffee. High quality camp coffee goes like this: pour Coffees of Hawaii into the filter area until full. Pour water into water area until full. It's not difficult, top shelf quality, fills an entire pot, comes out black and is effective.

We rolled to the pool at 5:45 and were in the water at 6:00am (my lane):

400 free
4x100 as 50bk, 50fr
4x50 IM order 1st 25, 25fr

Mainset:

5x200 as 100IM, 100fr
4x200 in 3:00 / out 3:20
3x200 in 3:00 / out 3:10
2x200 in 2:50 / out 3:00
1x200 in 2:35

TOTAL 4000

Back for some breakfast (quiche) and a bike drop off with "Wheels on Wheels" the San Diego group that transports bikes. They have a full service shop in east county SD (Santee) and are here to support the camp. They dropped the bikes at Udall Park and that is where we started our ride to Mt Lemmon. My group did a 53min warm up before we started the 20 mile climb. The climb is beautiful and relatively gradual in most parts (5-8%) but that's still quite a bit of work, especially for guys coming out of the snow and guys who are flatlanders. Special shout out Nina Thatcher, who swam in the "Zoolander Lane" with Jonas Colting and Gordo before smashing the climb; to Jeff Hough who hasn't been riding much this winter in Seattle; John Culberson, who lives in flat Houston; Mike Alvarez, who lives in flat Miami, and my pal and Epic Camp vet Dan Dungan, who I forgot to mention yesterday and lives in flat Springfield Illinois. These guys rolled up the climb looking strong or suffering quietly. My own climb time was about 2:17. I took a couple minutes at the top (8000') to put on a wind shell and then shot back down to the park. A classic climb for sure. Great Day!

coach KP

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